University of California, San Diego
September 24, 2001
SUBJECT: Equal Opportunity in Business Contracting
This notice reaffirms UCSD's commitment to equal opportunity in business
contracting. UCSD's policy governing nondiscrimination in business
contracting requires that we ensure that all purchases by the University
are made in a fair and impartial manner. A statement of this policy is
available for review on the Small Business Office Supplier Diversity web
In order to comply with this policy, UCSD employs many outreach activities designed to improve the University's access to all qualified small businesses for possible use by UCSD professional and departmental buyers. These programs are designed to ensure fair opportunities exist for placement of purchases with such firms. In support of this goal, UCSD conducts a number of events that expose our vendors to doing business, and provides our departmental buyers with valuable information about potential sources of supply.
All departmental requesters and departmental buyers are encouraged to acknowledge the policy of the University by working together with the professional buyers to identify our diverse vendor population, and achieve successful business relationships. Only through this spirit of teamwork, cooperation and communication will UCSD's commitment to equal opportunity in business contracting be achieved
We encourage you to contact UCSD's Small Business Office or the professional buyers with questions regarding your role in ensuring equal opportunity in business contracting. Visit the Purchasing web site at http://www-bfs.ucsd.edu/pur/index.htm for valuable information about our small business support programs, including information that will help vendors learn more about doing business with UCSD.